Pediatric Development - Hope Children's Hospital

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Pediatrics

PARTICIPATING FACULTY:
Larry Desch, M.D.

PURPOSE:
The Pediatric Development elective will provide comprehensive clinical experience in primary and consultative pediatric development.

COMPETENCIES:
Upon completion of the elective the student will be able to:

  •  Perform an accurate and complete history and physical exam, with the primary focus being Pediatric Development
  • Learn to develop and execute a management plan for patients, including diagnostic workup and specific treatment options in the field of Pediatric Development for both acute and chronic disorders
  • Learn to assess and manage patients with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Syndromes, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Trisomy 21, Digeorge Disease, Spina Bifida, ADHD, Fragile X Disease, and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Be able to retrieve and assimilate specific evidence and knowledge into their patient care activities
  •  Be able to effectively interact in a consistently professional and empathetic manner with patient’s familes and medical personnel
  •  Understand how to partner with health care managers, social workers, and other providers to assess, coordinate, and improve overall quality of health care
  •  All competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice will be consistently addressed by meeting the above learning objectives.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: The student will receive ongoing daily bedside teaching with daily rounds and outpatient clinic:

  • four didactic lectures/week
  • one conference/week
  •  daily case reviews
  •  weekly literature reviews

 

ASSESSMENT:  Performance is reviewed by the attending physician on the Developmental service.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number:
ELEC 261
Location:
Advocate Christ - Hope Children's Hospital: Pediatric Development
Program Director
: Ellen Metzer, Sonali Mehta, M.D., FAAP
Email:
ellen.metzger@advocatehealth.com
Telephone:
708-684-5682
Duration:
2-4 weeks
Night Call:
NO
Weekends:
NO
Students Accepted:
Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
NO
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
10
Laboratory:
1
Independent Study:
3
Outpatient:
30
Inpatient:
10
Total Hours/Week
: 40

Approved:  3/20/13